Reliability and validity of a screen time-based sedentary behaviour questionnaire for adolescents

The HELENA study

Juan P. Rey-López, Jonatan R. Ruiz, Francisco B. Ortega, Maite Verloigne, German Vicente-Rodriguez, Luis Gracia-Marco, Frederic Gottrand, D. Molnár, Kurt Widhalm, Maria Zaccaria, Magdalena Cuenca-García, Michael Sjöström, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Luis A. Moreno

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Background: Although there is a growing interest in the epidemiology of sedentary behaviours, it is unknown whether sedentary behaviour questionnaires are broad markers of sedentary time. The aims of this study were to determine the: (i) reliability of the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) screen time-based sedentary behaviour questionnaire; and (ii) its validity, i.e. The ability of the questionnaire to correctly rank adolescents according to the objectively measured sedentary time. Methods: A total of 183 adolescents (104 females aged 12.5-17.5 years) were involved in the reliability study. Participants completed the HELENA sedentary questionnaire twice (1 week apart). The validity study comprised 2048 (1212 females) adolescents (12.5-17.5 years of age) included in the HELENA cross-sectional study. Questions included television viewing, computer games, console games, Internet for study and non-study reasons and study during week and weekend days. We compared median values of sedentary time, using accelerometers, by tertiles of self-reported sedentary behaviours and their sum (composite sedentary score). Results: Reliability study: κ-values showed a good agreement (>0.7), except for Internet for study reasons (0.46 weekdays, 0.33 weekend). The questionnaire correctly classified boys' sedentary time when analysed by specific behaviours and by a composite sedentary score. In girls, median values of objectively measured sedentary time were not different across tertiles of self-reported sedentary behaviours or the composite sedentary score. Conclusion: The HELENA sedentary questionnaire is reliable, yet only correctly classifies objectively measured sedentary time in boys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-377
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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Adolescent Behavior
Reproducibility of Results
Internet
Video Games
Aptitude
Television
Surveys and Questionnaires
Healthy Lifestyle
Epidemiology
Cross-Sectional Studies

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Rey-López, J. P., Ruiz, J. R., Ortega, F. B., Verloigne, M., Vicente-Rodriguez, G., Gracia-Marco, L., ... Moreno, L. A. (2012). Reliability and validity of a screen time-based sedentary behaviour questionnaire for adolescents: The HELENA study. European Journal of Public Health, 22(3), 373-377. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckr040

Reliability and validity of a screen time-based sedentary behaviour questionnaire for adolescents : The HELENA study. / Rey-López, Juan P.; Ruiz, Jonatan R.; Ortega, Francisco B.; Verloigne, Maite; Vicente-Rodriguez, German; Gracia-Marco, Luis; Gottrand, Frederic; Molnár, D.; Widhalm, Kurt; Zaccaria, Maria; Cuenca-García, Magdalena; Sjöström, Michael; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Moreno, Luis A.

In: European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 22, No. 3, 06.2012, p. 373-377.

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Rey-López, JP, Ruiz, JR, Ortega, FB, Verloigne, M, Vicente-Rodriguez, G, Gracia-Marco, L, Gottrand, F, Molnár, D, Widhalm, K, Zaccaria, M, Cuenca-García, M, Sjöström, M, De Bourdeaudhuij, I & Moreno, LA 2012, 'Reliability and validity of a screen time-based sedentary behaviour questionnaire for adolescents: The HELENA study', European Journal of Public Health, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 373-377. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckr040
Rey-López, Juan P. ; Ruiz, Jonatan R. ; Ortega, Francisco B. ; Verloigne, Maite ; Vicente-Rodriguez, German ; Gracia-Marco, Luis ; Gottrand, Frederic ; Molnár, D. ; Widhalm, Kurt ; Zaccaria, Maria ; Cuenca-García, Magdalena ; Sjöström, Michael ; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse ; Moreno, Luis A. / Reliability and validity of a screen time-based sedentary behaviour questionnaire for adolescents : The HELENA study. In: European Journal of Public Health. 2012 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 373-377.
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